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Man Utd signing Ronaldo: Sir Alex like a father in football for me

Cristiano Ronaldo admits Sir Alex Ferguson was key to his return to Manchester United.

The Portuguese great's move from Juventus was confirmed yesterday morning.

Ronaldo said: “As everybody knows, since I signed for Manchester [United] at 18, Sir Alex Ferguson was the key.

"I remember when we played against Manchester when I was at Sporting Lisbon. For me, Sir Alex Ferguson is like a father in football for me.

"He helped me a lot, he taught me many things, and in my opinion of course he had a big role because the relationship that we had, we keep in touch all the time, and he's an unbelievable person.

"I really like him a lot and he was the main key for me to be in the position that I am, that I signed for Manchester United."


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